The athenian murders is an historical mystery novel written by spanish author jos carlos somoza originally published in spain under the title la caverna de las ideas the cave of ideas in 2000 it was translated into english in 2002 by sonia soto. The athenian murders jose carlos somoza sonia soto on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the english debut of one of spains most dazzling younger writers a postmodern murder mystery set in ancient greece in this brilliant. The athenian murders is an innovative take on writing greek philosophy the meaning of ideas religious worship and the role of the translator reader two stories co having left the novel i was reading sitting on the kitchen counter as i ran out of the house for a weekend away i was inconsolable when i discovered my loss. The athenian murders is an historical mystery novel written by spanish author jos carlos somozaoriginally published in spain under the title la caverna de las ideas the cave of ideas in 2000 it was translated into english in 2002 by sonia soto the athenian murders is somozas first novel to be published in english it won the 2002 gold dagger award. The athenian murders is filled with very clever ideas and twists just the sort of thing we generally love unfortunately somozas presentation and perhaps sonia sotos translation cant keep up with the goings on stripped of the extra textual frills the athenian murder mystery is rarely better than pedestrian
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